Way back in 2008, I wrote my first InDesign extension at the behest of then InDesign Product Manager, Michael Ninness.
The MergeText Frames extension combines multiple textframes into a single frame so that your text can easily be edited.
This is especially useful if you’re using the PDF2ID extension from Recosoft.
It was wonderfully promoted by the community and has been one the most popular items on my site ever since.
Why update it now?
There are two main reasons that I’m releasing this update.
- The extension is still useful and these feature requests continue to come in.
- I can apply my years of experience to improve the script. 🙂
There are three main, major changes in this update.
I’ve heard from a few people lately asking for introduction to in5.
This post has some resources to help you go from “zero to hero.”
I’ll explain what in5 does and how it can help you publish yourAdobe InDesign content online.
The 30-Second Version
in5 lets your export your layout, animation, and interactivity directly from InDesign.
in5 uses InDesign’s own interactive features, so you can focus on your design, instead of learning how to use unfamiliar software.
Check on this new video on how automate the exporting of HTML5 from InDesign using in5’s API.
The scripting automation makes it easy to batch process large numbers of InDesign files.
You can test out the API with the free trial of in5.
I love seeing what people are making with in5. It absolutely blows me away!
Check out the video below to see a walk-through of some of the great sites and apps that designers are exporting from InDesign using in5.
Check out in5 >>
SimpleHTML is a new tool for InDesign that exports bare naked HTML from a Text Frame or Story.
There’s no <head> or <body> tag, no classes, no <div> wrappers, no clutter—just the HTML that you need to paste into a blog post (or email) editor.